SPRING ADVENTURE RIDE ON THE SPANISH BORDER JUNE 11-13 2021
The Spring Spanish Border ADV ride will take place in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, in the Rio Grande River Valley, the Southern San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from June 11-13th.
You will have the opportunity to stay and start the ride from an old High School, ride and stay at the Chili Line Depot in Tres Piedras, NM. Stay in Taos, NM and ride in an area of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where few people live and even fewer visit.
There won’t be any games, talks, or seminars. You will find a spectacular Adventure bike loop and the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts around a bonfire.
An Epic Spring 3 day ride & event from June 11-to 13th, 2021 – Friday to Sunday when the tree are just turning green.
3 days riding, 3 nights lodging. Under 500 miles. Join the Club for $399.00 and this ride is included. The Spanish Border ADV ride includes luggage portage, fuel portage, several breakfasts & dinners. GPS tracks, Ride With GPS club membership. Bonfires, T-shirt and participation pin. And the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts.
This adventure ride will be suitable for 250cc Dual Sport to Open Adventure Bikes.
The route is 2 track, dirt roads and as little pavement as possible. The Spring route will be 2-up friendly.
The ride will start at the Wayne’s World Old Antonito High School in Antonito, Colorado. On the border with New Mexico. Antonito is the kick-off point for the Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad.
We will take over the Old High School Gym on Thursday. You may sleep in the Gym, the stocked library or in one of several classrooms on the first floor of the gym. Or if you wish, camp outdoors. Your Truck or RV will be safe securely parked at the old High School. This is a thoroughly Epic locale you cannot enjoy on your own.
Day 1 on Friday we will somewhat follow along to Conejos river to up and over the mountains to the Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad to its Lunch stop near the Oiser Depot, on the border with Colorado & New Mexico. The reverse course and ride around Antonito Mountain towards the old Chili Line Railroad Depot. We’ll then spend the night benchracing, eating and stay at the Chili Line Depot. Lodging or dinner at the Chili Line Depot are not included with the ride cost.
Day 2 on Saturday we will ride some epic little used 2 Track towards the Rio Grande Gorge on our way towards Taos, New Mexico. Ride into the Gorge, then above Taos on the High Road to Taos and then spend the night in Taos @ the Historic Sagebrush Inn ‘on you‘.
Day 2 in the afternoon we will have the option to ride to the Black Rock Hot Springs on/in the Rio Grande river just west of Taos.
Return from the Hot Springs, or not, shower, have dinner and rest up for the Adventure back into Southern Colorado.
On Sunday Day 3 we will ride towards the oldest Town in Colorado, San Luis. First we will ride up the scenic Red River Canyon. Then above and around the active Quetsa mine.
From there we will gas up and ride ‘around’ Ute Mountain (an old volcano) and along a little seen remote section of the Rio Grande river on little used 2 Track.
Ride an off-road section to San Luis, adventure back to the Rio Grande river and the last bridge in Colorado on the River, and then visit the oldest Church in Colorado in Antonito on the border, have a farewell BBQ at the old High School, where your truck or RV have been securely parked. Pack-up and say Adios.
A spectacular ride almost 400 mile ride in a part of the Country with very few people and which few people visit.
Get out of the house and come ride ?
This ride will capped at 25 riders so we ride without a large crowd. We do not ride in large groups on this GPS Track based Adventure.
The Spring Spanish Border Adventure ride will offer you challenges, scenic landscapes and enough stories to tell for the rest of the year.
Entries are Limited. Don’t Miss Out. Sign-Up Today.
Included with your club membership for the Spring Spanish Border Ride:
- GPS Tracks (Cell Phone compatible)
- 3 Days of riding
- 3 nights Lodging (1 night at the Old High School included, bring your camping gear)
- 2 breakfasts (Fri, Sat), 2 Dinners (Thurs, & Sun)
- Food available at the Chili Line Depot and in Taos, NM
- Luggage Portage
- Chase Truck
- Fuel Portage
- Local support
- Exit Tours Club membership
- Ride with GPS Club membership
- T-Shirt & a participation pin
- Passengers are Welcome.
- GPS tracks will be provided via email before the event.
- Go places you wouldn’t go on your own.
- Join the club and ride the Spring Spanish Border Adventure, and then ride the Autumn Spanish Border Adventure for half the price !
- This is a club Adventure ride, not a race, so all motorcycles should be plated and insured on this self-guided GPS based adventure.
Contact INFO for Lodging Reservations which is on you:
Friday June 11 2021
38429 Hwy 285
Tres Piedras, NM 87577
Saturday June 12 2021
1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, New Mexico 87571